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BWW Summer Stages: Great Theater Choices Abound in Minneapolis/St. Paul this Summer, Inside and Out!
by Jill Schafer - Jun 9, 2016

It's finally summer in Minnesota, and that means lakes, parks, camping, hiking, and best of all - summer theater! You can't spend every moment of the summer outdoors, because you wouldn't want to get a sunburn, and also sometimes it rains. So take a break from outdoor activities to see some great theater this summer (or watch theater outdoors!). Here are a few of your choices for summer theater playing on stages and in parks around Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding area. (more...)

The Hub Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The Hub Theatre announced their 2016-17 season today. Featuring a brand new play by Hub's Artistic Director, and the DC Area debut of playwright Christopher Chen. Season 9 also see's the return of Philip Dawkins, who's FAILURE: A LOVE STORY wowed audiences at The Hub in 2014. (more...)

Lutterworth Press Announces New Titles for Summer 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Animals Are Not Ours (No, Really, They're Not): An Evangelical Animal Liberation Theology By Sarah Withrow King [ISBN: 9780718894481] A robust challenge to traditional evangelical assumptions about humanity's 'dominion' over the animal world, arguing for a biblical ethic of animal liberation. (more...)

DELIRIOUS Dances presents TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

DELIRIOUS Dances presents TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN on Thursday, June 30; Friday, July 1; and Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 8pm at Gibney Dance's Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers Street). Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. (more...)

J.R.R. Tolkein Lecture Among July Events at National World War I Museum and Memorial
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

A lecture discussing the complexities of the Battle of Verdun from Dr. John Mosier and programs exploring the effects of World War I on J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpieces are among the July events at the National World War I Museum and Memorial. (more...)

THE WOODSMAN Receives Haunting Original Off-Broadway Solo Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The original music from off-Broadway's THE WOODSMAN - The Tragic Story of The Tin Man is available now in a solo recording, composed and performed by violinist Edward W. Hardy. (more...)

Tribeca PAC Sets 2016-17 Season; Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents Azul Dance Theatre, performing on Friday and Saturday November 11 and 12 at 7:30pm, A Musical History of the Lower East Side, performing on Friday, November 18 at 8:00pm,  Michael "Big Mike" Lynch (American Idol), performing Friday, January 6 at 8pm, Tiempo Libre performing Saturday, February 11 at 8pm, and more! We also continue to present a diverse slate of Family programming, free film retrospectives, and a variety of dance,  comedy, and special events., and more!  All 20164-2015 7 events are listed below with more information. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Courter Simmons Joins Cast of CHANCE at Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Courter Simmons joins the cast of CHANCE as 'The Lady.' He previously appeared in the First National Tour of Jersey Boys (which opened in San Francisco). After touring with Jersey Boys for over two years, Courter was chosen to represent the tour as Frankie on the 63rd Annual Tony Awards (CBS). 'Performing at Radio City for a crowd full of Broadway stars and with friends and family watching at home was a dream come true, and the experience of a lifetime' says the young actor, now preparing to tackle Chance's 'lady.' (more...)

Judith Dempsey Releases A TALE OF TWO BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Orville and Wilbur Wright, also known as the Wright brothers, are symbols of encouragement. Famed for inventing the airplane, the brothers have proven that an idea, such as a flying transport, can enrich the lives of others. Judith Dempsey's interest in the Wright brothers made her to write her first book 'A Tale of Two Brothers' (published by Trafford Publishing). (more...)

National New Play Network Names 2016-17 Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announced its 2016-17 grant recipients, including the 2016 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, four Producer Residencies, and four Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects. (more...)

Molly Finlay McInytre Releases A BOOK OF SEMI-HOMELESS POETRY AND WRITINGS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Molly Finlay McInytre, a devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'A Book of Semi-Homeless Poetry and Writings': a gripping and potent journey through a life of love, loss, loneliness and laughter. (more...)

Beverly Mayne Kienzle Shares Grandmother's Letters, Poems, Drawings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

In 'Virginia Cary Hudson: The Jigs & Juleps! Girl: Her Life and Writings' (published by iUniverse) author Beverly Mayne Kienzle shares the story of her grandmother, Virginia Cary Hudson, author of 'O Ye Jigs and Juleps!,' a New York Times bestseller in 1962. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael McCormick Talks HIMSELF AND NORA
by David Clarke - Jun 22, 2016

In July 2012, HIMSELF AND NORA premiered at the New York Musical Theater Festival. In 2014, Jay Records released HIMSELF AND NORA (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording). Following the steamy romance between James Joyce and his muse, Nora, the musical has returned to New York in a lush Off-Broadway production at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Recently, I sat down with Michael McCormick, who plays John Joyce, Ezra Pound, and others, to chat about the show. (more...)

THE CANYON KID is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Be it ever so hostile, there's no place like home. Such is the hard lesson learned by a singing cowboy's homecoming in Scott Cherney's new western comedy romance novel, Song of the Canyon Kid. A straight-shooting, guitar strumming buckaroo known as The Canyon Kid returns to Dirt Clod, Missouri only to find his hometown in ruins due to the machinations of a corrupt 'hanging' judge. To make matters worse, he discovers that his childhood sweetheart is about to marry his sworn enemy, a ruthless desperado who is not only the town sheriff, but also dead set on framing The Canyon Kid for murder. 'It's a total cartoon,' Cherney explains. 'I mean the main character is a singing cowboy. When is the last book you hummed? And, in full disclosure, it's also a novelization.' The author adapted his story from his comic melodramatic play entitled Song of the Lone Prairie or Poem on the Range which debuted in 1987 at the late, great Pollardville Palace Showboat Theater in Stockton, California, a production he also directed. 'Pollardville was a magical place,' Cherney recalls. 'We had a melodrama/vaudeville theater as well as our very own western ghost town on the property where we'd get paid to play cowboy on the weekends. Our duties included robbing the train, engaging in fisticuffs and shooting it out with fellow gunslingers at High Noon. This was the birthplace of The Canyon Kid.' Cherney realizes the stigma of a novelization, but he felt creatively stagnated and needed a writing exercise to get himself in gear. Digging through his old Writings, he came across his script for Lone Prairie, a melodrama he considers his best and the culmination of everything he learned at Pollardville. Adapting it into novel form came fairly easy, fleshing out the characters and story while transposing the stage direction into prose. Soon, it began took on a life of its own. 'I loved revisiting my old characters and giving them back stories like Nastassia Kinky and her brother, Two Gun Boris, the fastest gun this side of the Ukraine. I also made The Kid's horse, Thunder, more of a supporting character. And the love story is something I never I thought I was capable of pulling off, but I feel like I did. Overall I had a blast with this, the most fun I've had with a project since I wrote the original back in the '80's. It certainly helped to rekindle my love for writing.' Concurrent with the release of Song of the Canyon Kid has been renewed interest in the original source material, the melodrama which has been performed across the United States for the third year in a row. This summer, The Canyon Kid and Co. will riding into two separate productions in Texas. On Memorial Day Weekend, The Brazos Theatre Group in Waco will be the final performances of Song of the Lone Prairie under that title. The same show with the revised title of Song of the Canyon Kid opens this July in Houston's Theatre Suburbia. 'The Canyon Kid has been very good to me. I hope I've returned the favor,' author/playwright Scott Cherney declares about his creation. 'By digging back into my roots, I've found that sometimes you have to take step back in order to move forward.' Song of the Canyon Kid is available in book paperback and e-book. More information can be found at: Website: http://www.scottcherney.com (more...)

The Public Theater Expands Public Works Program with ACTivate
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Public Theater has announced the expansion of Public Works with ACTivate, a new tier of the groundbreaking initiative designed to bind our community together by creating acts of participatory theater to examine the great issues and dilemmas of our time. Expanding the participant's role in the artistic process, ACTivate bridges the gap between the year-round classes and annual Delacorte pageant in September, engaging the ensemble in every aspect of the creative process and culminating in an original piece. This year, the ensemble will present TROY in The Public's LuEsther Hall for four invited presentations only, June 10-12. (more...)

Lincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced the schedule for Lincoln Center's seventh White Light Festival, running from October 16 through November 16, 2016. The international multidisciplinary festival, which takes its name from a quotation by the Estonian composer Arvo Part, is an annual exploration of the power of art to illuminate our interior and communal lives. 'I could compare my music to white light which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.' - Arvo Part (more...)

Gallery@Spring To Present Iconic NY Fashion Images from Time LIFE Archives, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

New York, NY (June 14, 2016) – Spring Studios has announced the launch of The Gallery@Spring, an open-to-the-public exhibition featuring more than 50 exceptional fashion photographs from the LIFE Photo Archives from the 1940's to 1970's, providing a unique and rare perspective into the history of fashion in the city. The exhibition takes place June 16th through August 30th at Spring Studios in TriBeCa, New York City. (more...)

Deborah A. Wallace Shares THE FLIGHT OF OUR BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Writing has been Deborah A. Wallace's therapy at the time when she was grieving the untimely loss of her daughter. A compilation of small notes she has shared with friends every so often was then collated into her debut publication featuring a poignant celebration of a life well lived in 'The Flight of Our Butterfly' (published by Trafford Publishing). This chronicling inspires the reading audience on how one looks back on life and what lessons every person gets from the experiences shared. (more...)

Cast Announced for CHANCE at Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

CAST ANNOUNCED for CHANCE - A New Musical Play about Love, Risk, and Getting It Right! (more...)

NSLeumas Releases GENERATIONS OF BETRAYAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Wanting to uncover the truth from the lies that controlled the population of the United States of America and the world, author NSLeumas published his book, 'GENERATIONS OF BETRAYAL' (published by Trafford Publishing), on 2014. As part of his new marketing campaign, he invites readers to embark on a journey toward truth. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

This fall, Marin Theatre Company unleashes their 2016-17 Family Series season with tales of growing up, friendship, and self discovery. Kicking off its second Family Series Season of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) plays is writer and performer Jim Napolitano with his original shadow puppet story, Father Goose's Tales. Next up are three fully self-produced TYA productions: an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's engrossing The Jungle Book by Greg Banks, Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, The Snow Queen, adapted by Mike Kenny, and Brendan Murray's endearing rendition of Hare and Tortoise. (more...)

Fresh Fruit Festival 15: Empowering Works of Art in Downtown New York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

The Fresh Fruit Festival encompasses theater, performance, poetry, comedy, spoken word, music, dance, visual arts and some talents that defy categorization. Artists come from around the city, nation and, the world. This season, more than a dozen exciting new works, including Chance, a musical from New Musical Theatre of San Francisco; The Fierce Urgency of NOW by New York theatre veteran, Doug DeVita; and the Compagnia KÖRPER dance company from Italy [pictured], and so much more will play at Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, NYC, July 11 through 24. (more...)

New Musical CHANCE to Play Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Take a 'Chance' and travel back to the 80s with CHANCE - A New Musical Play about Love, Risk, and Getting It Right! (more...)

TUG OF WAR, Culinary Complete Works and More Set for September as Part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Chicago will be treated to a wealth of Shakespeare in September 2016, as the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration marking 400 years of the playwright's enduring legacy continues into the fall. (more...)

'The Complete Correspondence of Hryhory Skovoroda: Philosopher and Poet' to be Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Summary: The religious philosopher and poet Hryhory Skovoroda (1722-1794) is described by many as the Ukrainian Socrates and was one of the most learned men of his time. He was a polyglot who knew the Bible virtually by heart, as well as the Writings of the Church Fathers and the literature of Greek and Roman antiquity. The eminent literary critic Ivan Dziuba considers Skovoroda the greatest Ukrainian mind ever. And Yuri Andrukhovych, one of the most prominent Ukrainian writers of today, calls him 'the first Ukrainian hippie' on account of his itinerant lifestyle and rejection of worldly life. The impact of Skovoroda's life and works has been well documented on major writers in future generations, such as Leo Tolstoy, Andrei Bely and Pavlo Tychyna, to name but a few. None of Skovoroda's works appeared during his lifetime - they were first published in 1837 in Moscow. The texts of Skovoroda's Writings were preserved mostly by Skovoroda's lifelong friend Mykhailo Kovalynsky, to whom he had given the manuscripts. Skovoroda's extant Writings consist of a collection of thirty poems entitled The Garden of Divine Songs along with other occasional poems, a collection of fables entitled Kharkiv Fables, which was published in 1990, and seventeen philosophical treatises. Most of the treatises were composed during the latter part of his life. The letters of Skovoroda are appearing in their entirety here in English for the first time, accompanied by a guest introduction by Leonid Rudnytzky. About the Author: Skovoroda was born on December 3, 1722 to a poor Cossack family in the village of Chornukhy in Ukraine, which was then part of the Russian Empire. He studied at the famed Kyiv-Mohyla Academy at various times in his life, but never completed his studies in theology. From 1741-1744 he lived in Moscow and Petersburg, serving in the imperial choir of the Russian Empress Elizabeth I. He spent the period 1745-1750 living in Tokai, Hungary, where he was musical director of a Russian mission. After returning to Kyiv in 1750, he taught poetics in Pereyaslav. For a large part of 1753-1759 he worked as a tutor for the son of the landowner Stepan Tomara. After that, he taught poetics, syntax, Greek, and ethics at the Kharkiv Collegium for ten years, but left the position after personal attacks on his teachings. After undergoing a spiritual crisis, he decided to devote his life entirely to God and to a life of poverty. For the rest of his days, he lived the life of a wandering religious hermit, traveling with just a Bible in his knapsack and few other worldly possessions. He stayed with various friends, often giving lessons in exchange for food and lodging. Three days before his death, in 1794, he began digging his own grave and requested that the following epitaph be inscribed on his tombstone: 'The world tried to catch me but never could,' meaning that the material aspects of earthly life were never able to seduce him. Review copies are available upon request. Title: The Complete Correspondence of Hryhory Skovoroda: Philosopher and Poet Author: Hryhory Skovoroda Publisher: Glagoslav Publications Language: English ISBN: 9781784379902 Extent: 244 pages Format: paperback, hardback, e-book (more...)

BWW Review: ISAAC'S EYE Enthralls Audiences at TAP with Science and Sensuality
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 7, 2016

On any given Sunday afternoon or weekday evening, Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) presents enthralling theatrical happenings that make audiences crave indoor (and air conditioned) time and space, that relates to the Newtonian.. This July, Sturgeon Bay's year round performing arts center presents a fairly new and contemporary play titled Isaac's Eye that subtly asks the question: "Would you rather be famous for centuries and die alone or have someone who loved you say "I'm happy that you lived?" by delving into the life of Sir Isaac Newton. (more...)

Kyle Bass Named Associate Artistic Director of Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Syracuse Stage artistic director Robert M. Hupp announced today the appointment of Kyle Bass as the company's associate artistic director. (more...)

AUDIO: Signature Asks, Will Lower Ticket Prices Create A More Diverse Audience?
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 2016

Funding allows Signature to charge only $25 per ticket for all productions during their initial runs, but is that enough to create a diverse audience? (more...)

New Children's Storybook, AT PAPA'S KNEE, is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

In the Neighborhood (ISBN: 978-1-944023-06-5) the second book in the 'At Papa's Knee' children's series, is based on the life and Writings of the Rev. L.A. Meade family. The tales are woven in a homey farm setting with the escapades and adventures of the children serving as the basis for Biblically-based life-lessons. As the children turn to Papa in their difficulties, his kindly advice is encapsulated in a memorable story which is easy for children to remember and apply to their everyday experience. Families will appreciate the: · 'Check Out What God Says' section, with Scripture applicable to the lesson · 'Talk About It' discussion questions for the whole family · 'Live It Out' ideas for life application · 'Pray About It' prayer to end the time · Wide possibilities for use - these stories are excellent complements to lesson time at Sunday School, Christian schools, camp, or VBS. · Fun illustrations - both line drawings and rich color illustrations - bring the stories to life. · The virtues, character qualities, manners, and scriptural principles made memorable through the antics and exploits of the Meade family. The character of Papa is based on the Rev. L.A. Meade, the grandfather of the authors, and his wise, gentle guidance during their childhood. From his inspirational words, preserved in his own hand, and from the family's own experiences and stories, his granddaughters have found inspiration for children's stories that comfort and challenge, bringing laughter and joy into family teaching time. Cara Shelton, co-author of the At Papa's Knee series, commented, 'These tales are designed as springboards for family discussions. My sister and I had the enormous blessing of growing up with the real, live, original Papa Meade. His steady, faithful influence - always loving, always with a sense of humor - was a huge positive force on our lives and faith, and we hope to share that with our readers.' Patricia Ediger, her sister and co-author, added, 'After the publication of Classic Christianity, a Year of Timeless Devotions, customers have consistently asked us to develop books for families with younger children to enjoy together. We are excited to be able to offer these books to help families have the important conversations about applying faith to everyday life.' 'In the Neighborhood' is currently available both on amazon.com and at classicchristianity.net in large children's paperback format. Please go to www.classicchristianity.net to follow the Classic Christianity blog, to browse historical photographs, and to view letters of recommendation. Follow Classic Christianity on Facebook and twitter . A media kit is available here. For speaking availability, please contact Patricia and Cara at classicchristianity@gmail.com About the Authors: Patricia Ediger write three articles a month for the Global Prayer Digest, leads women's Bible studies in her local church body, and has traveled to Central America over twenty times for short-term medical missions. Patricia, a retired registered nurse, has been married for over fifty years, has two grown children and four grandchildren. Cara Shelton has taught both creative writing and English literature classes for over twenty years. and serves in outreach and children's ministries at her local church. Married thirty-seven years, Cara & her husband enjoy precious time with their three college age children. About the Illustrator: Suzi Spooner hails from the land of sun (Southern California) but currently studies in the land of rain (Seattle). She can be contacted at http://suzispooner.wix.com/illustrator Book Facts: At Papa's Knee: In the Neighborhood Publisher: Artumitze Publishing, a division of Classic Christianity ISBN: 978-1-944023-06-5 Publ. Date: June 30, 2016 Media Kit: http://www.classicchristianity.net/media-kit.html (more...)

Brownstone Poets Presents Daniela Gioseffi, Mike Jurkovic, and Bertha Rogers, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016 Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005 Brownstone Poets presents Daniela Gioseffi, Mike Jurkovic, and Bertha Rogers on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn Heights and there's an open mic as well. Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Daniela Gioseffi Mike Jurkovic Bertha Rogers Park Plaza Restaurant 220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk Brooklyn, NY 11201 - 718 - 596 - 5900 Subways: Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street R to Court Street 4 or to 5 Borough Hall For more directions: Please check the MTA's 'The Weekender' for all transit updates. http://web.mta.info/weekender.html $5 Donation - plus Food/Drink - Open-Mic Curated by Patricia Carragon Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1742021449419902/ pcarragon@gmail.com brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/ patriciacarragon8.wordpress.com/ en-gb.facebook.com/people/Brownstone-Poets/541314712 Daniela Gioseffi, eco-activist and editor of Eco-Poetry.org, is an American Book Award winning author of 16 books of poetry and prose. She's presented her poems for NPR, BBC and on the Poet & The Poem radio show of The Library of Congress, N.E.A. Her verse is etched in marble on a wall of PENN Station NY with that of Walt Whitman. She's won two grant awards in poetry from The NY State Council for the Arts and the John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry. Her 6th volume of poetry is, Blood Autumn. Her women's studies classic, Women on War: International Writings has been in print for over 25 years, and On Prejudice: A Global Perspective won a World Peace Award presented at the U.N. She published three novels and won a Robert Frost Foundation Award, 2015. Info. at Gioseffi.com or AuthorandActivist.com. Bertha Rogers is a poet, teaching artist, and founding director of Bright Hill Press and Literary Center in New York's Catskills. More than 400 of her poems have been published in literary journals and anthologies and in collections, including Heart Turned Back (Salmon Poetry, Ireland), Sleeper, You Wake, The Fourth Beast, and A House of Corners. Her translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf was published in 2000; her translation of the Anglo-Saxon Riddle-Poems, Uncommon Creatures, Singing Things, is forthcoming. She has received grants and awards from the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers in Scotland, Caldera, Jentel, and others. Mike Jurkovic's poems and music criticism have appeared/are forthcoming globally but have generated no reportable income. First full collection, smitten by harpies (Lion Autumn Press, 2016). Second chapbook, Eve's Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014) Purgatory Road (Pudding House Press, 2010) Anthologies include: WaterWrites and Riverine (Codhill Press, 2009, 2007), Will Work For Peace (Zeropanik, 1999). VP, Calling All Poets in Beacon, NY. Producer of CAPSCASTS, recordings from Calling All Poets, available at www.callingallpoets.net. Music features, interviews and CD reviews appear in Elmore Magazine and the Van Wyck Gazette. www.mikejurkovic.com. He loves Emily most of all. (more...)

Gillespie Pens THEOLOGY IN EDUCATION & POLITICAL CULTURE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

GLASGOW, Scotland. (PRWEB) July 3, 2016, Holy Fire Publishing (http://www.holyfirepublishing.com) releases 'Theology in Education & Political Culture' (Paperback, U.S. $12.98, ISBN# 978-1-60383-511-4). Donald S. Gillespie's essays present the nature, scope and benefits of a Christian classical education. (more...)

BWW Review: NIQABI NINJA an Essential Commentary on Sexual Harassment at Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by David Fick - Jul 22, 2016

Theatre can bring people to the threshold of revelation; theatre can also engender revolution. NIQABI NINJA achieves the former, but its limited theatricality presents it from going further. Its essential commentary outlined, NIQABI NINJA needs now to amplify, unapologetically, what it has to say. (more...)

BWW Review: Mark Chambers Impresses as Truman Capote in TRU at The Studio 620
by Peter Nason - Jul 22, 2016

Chambers channels Capote and gives an incredibly strong performance. (more...)

Brian Dennehy Conducts Master Class For Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is excited to announce that Brian Dennehy, one of America's foremost actors, acclaimed for interpreting complex characters on stage and screen, will be sharing his expertise in a Master Acting Class during this year's festival:  Beyond Success:  Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill. (more...)

GI Film Festival San Diego Announces 2016 Line-up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

GI Film Festival San Diego announces their schedule for their 2016 line-up. Events include screenings, panels, Family Movie Night, a Local Film Showcase, and an awards ceremony. The festival features a variety of films for, about, and by service men and women, bringing the stories of America's military to life through film. (more...)

What's On at The Wild Project this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

From a voice that has second-hand smoked since the womb and a mind that was born on the day of the hard look, enjoy an evening of new original and cover songs and insightful and sensationalistic storytelling by Nath Ann Carrera in an immersive arc of cultish lesbian-separatist murder ballads, gender-variant Priestesses of antiquity, consensual a-morality, the blending and dissolution of all dualities, and far BEYOND! (more...)

Photo Flash: Fresh Fruit Festival Premieres New Musical CHANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

CHANCE - A New Musical Play about Love, Risk, and Getting It Right!  by Richard Isen inspired by the Writings of Oscar Wilde; Performing Wednesday, July 20, 6:00 pm; Thursday, July 21, 9:00 pm; and Saturday, July 23rd, 3:30 pm at the Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street. Scroll down to see photos! (more...)

Kalayan Theatre Presents Ek Shaam Premchand Ke Naam, July 29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Kalayan Theatre Presents Ek Shaam Premchand Ke Naam, July 29-31, 2016. (more...)

Lady Rizo, Ghost Quartet, Alexis & the Samurai & More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running July 20-31, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for details! (more...)

World Music Institute Announces 2016-17 Fall/Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

World Music Institute announces the fall and winter portion of the 2016-17 Season. In its second season under Artistic Director Par Neiburger and Executive Director Gaby Sappington, WMI will be curating a uniquely wide range of world music, from traditional and folkloric to the experimental and avant-garde. (more...)

Danspace Project's PLATFORM 2016: LOST & FOUND to Examine Impact of AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Platform 2016: Lost & Found, the eleventh and most ambitious edition to date, will examine the impact of AIDS on generations of artists. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

After the tasty buffet, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre serves up heaping helpings of laughs this summer with the return of Church Basement Ladies, the show that got the hilarious series cookin'! This fun celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there is now on stage through Aug. 21. BroadwayWorld has your first look at Church Basement Ladies below! (more...)

Jack Estes Releases A SOLDIER'S SON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore., July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Jack Estes was a decorated United States Marine who served during the bloodiest years of an unpopular war in Vietnam. He returned home at age 19 with PTSD and several months later his wife, the mother of his child, divorced him. He's been searching for a way to deal with the war ever since. He may have found another path back with the writing of his stirring debut novel, A Soldier's Son. (more...)

CROWDED IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

LAMESA, Texas, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ There is one doctor in America who still makes house calls but his patients don't speak English. (more...)

John Kermit Kerr Shares 'Poems and Songs of the Presidents of the 20th Century'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

John Kermit Kerr, a poet, devoted writer, history buff and author, has completed his new book 'Poems and Songs of the Presidents of the 20th Century': a vibrantly illustrated work that tells historic stories through the art of poetry. (more...)

THE SMALLEST SPARK is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Thérèse Martin was like so many other teenage girls, until she felt a deeper calling push her towards a life of spiritual sanctity. She lived a relatively spoiled life in nineteenth century France until Thérèse, despite heavy opposition, became a nun at age 15 and dedicated herself to the simplicity of service. After passing away at the age of 24, she was canonized, almost by popular demand, and is now regarded as the greatest saint of modern times. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Midwest Premiere of C.S. LEWIS ONSTAGE, Opening at Chicago's Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

After a seven-year absence, Fellowship for Performing Arts makes its triumphant return to Chicago with an all-new original production, starting next Friday, July 22. Equity Jeff Award winner Max McLean (Mark's Gospel, The Screwtape Letters) stars in the one-man/one-act show C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert, July 22-August 14 at Chicago's Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave. Tickets, $55-$59, are on sale now at CSLewisOnstage.com. "$30 under 30" tickets will be available to audience members age 30 and younger, subject to availability. Press performances are Sunday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 26. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Artistic Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain "one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown" (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique to the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. In a 2015 New York Times profile, Wegman says Abrons is "a place for people to succeed or fail or land somewhere in between." (more...)

BWW Interview: Jason Odell Williams Muses on His Various Partnerships: His With His Wife, CHURCH & STATE With NNPN, & His Writings With His Audiences
by Gil Kaan - Jul 1, 2016

Playwright Jason Odell Williams' latest theatrical project CHURCH & STATE opens July 2 at the Skylight Theatre as the first part of its National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Later to also open at JCC CenterStage (Rochester, NY) and New Jersey Rep (Long Branch, NJ) in their 2016-17 seasons. (more...)

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